Edgecombe

Man and Woman arrested on Drug and Firearm Charges – Tarboro

After conducting an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics, officers of the Tarboro Police Department, assigned to conduct street crime enforcement activities, assisted by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Probation and Parole, executed a search warrant at a residence located along West Wilson Street in…

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Tarboro makes Heroin Arrests

ased upon a complaint regarding the sale of Heroin, officers with the Tarboro Police Department conducted an investigation throughout the month of March targeting specific locations. After extensive surveillance, on April 4, 2018 at approximately 7:40 pm officers conducted a vehicle stop on several individuals leaving Tarboro Square…


Man arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a minor

On March 8, 2018 officers with the Tarboro Police Department responded to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in reference to a 15-year-old juvenile patient being treated for a sexual assault that occurred several days prior. Ultimately, the case was forwarded to the Investigations Division who learned that someone the victim…



Paint truck fire slows traffic on 64 – EDGECOMBE

Yesterday evening a DOT Paint Truck caught on fire on 64 near the 467 Mile Marker (Kingsboro) Traffic was backed up for nearly 2 hours as the fire department battled the blaze and cleaned up the scene. At this time there are no reports of injuries and no…






Tarboro Man arrested on Rape and Kidnapping Charges

ERNEST RAY PETTAWAY 60, was arrested by Tarboro PD after an investigation and charged with the following: 1ST DEG FORCIBLE RAPE; 1ST DEG SEX ACT; 1ST DEG KIDNAPPING – $200,000.00 SECURED BOND PWISD SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID, SELL/DISTRIBUTE SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID $100,000 SECURED BOND No word on what prompted Tarboro PD…